The free trial runs 30 days, if I remember correctly.
If you have not used it for that long after installation it would seem reasonable to expect that it has expired.
Is there any way to set it back, so I can actually try it out?
If there were would you not suspect some users would use this to avoid having to purchase a proper license?
Trials run for 30 days and that is it. There is no way to reinitialize them for a second run or whatever.
Unlike what everyone might be thinking, I am not taking it for a second run. I just didn't came around to actually test it since I had my exams in the last 4 weeks and it just expired without me having it used even once. I don't think this is what Adobe intended either, because I haven't actually tested it and definitely not going to spend 250$ on it. For you guys, that might be cheap, but I am still a student.
I thought this were forums where Adobe's employees would post answers and so I am sorry if I was mistaken. Clearly, I didn't expect there to be a button "Retry". Thanks anway.
No one's accusing you of trying to take advantage of a loophole, but use your head. If Adobe made it possible for you to do what you want, every one of your young peers who couldn't care less about paying for software would just do it.
You installed it then left it alone. Your loss - a missed opportunity. Things happen like that in life.
I thought this were forums where Adobe's employees would post answers
Some Adobe employees do contribute here occasionally (some of them even quite often) thankfully.
But addressing plain user errors might not be possible or sensible for them.
Are you trying to check out CS6’s new features or to familiarize yourself with Photoshop in general?
In the second case the CS5 trial might still be of some use to you.